Michelin Commander II Rear Tires
Much better than the stock Dunlop D427's they replaced
Michelin claims almost twice the treadlife with the Commander II tires. I only have about 1800 miles on these new tires so far, so I can't comment on that yet. If I even get the same treadlife I did with my original Dunlop tires, I will be very happy. They grip the road much better than the stock Harley-Davidson/ Dunlop D427 OEM tires on my Fat Bob. They also lean into turns much easier and don't follow rain grooves or tar snakes. Great handling and responsiveness! I run the rear at about 41psi and the front at 40psi.
June 10, 2013
I bought both the front and rear tires and with 2,000 miles on them, I have no problem and like both the ride and grip in both dry and rain.
I do not know the tread life yet. I also filled them with nitrogen
2004 Goldwing GL-1800
June 10, 2013
I recently changed from Avon roadrunners to these tires. although I have only put just a few miles on these tires, I found immediately a tremendous difference in my bikes response. its as if I am riding a different bike! WOW!!! I believe the key to longevity and safely is run to no less than a 1 lb. difference in manufacturer's suggested inflation.
June 5, 2013
this is the best tire ive ever owned
these are awsome tires super grip on wet roads and they look sharp on my bike. i can say as to how long they will last as i have only put around 300 miles on them so far but ill let you know later on. i ride around 25,000 miles a year on my bike and i ride all year in all weather so will see how they do this wenter as well but so far they have made a world of defrence in how my bike rides. so much smother ride than my old dunlops.
June 3, 2013
Much better than stock tires
Just went on a 1500 miles road trip
couldn't be any happier. Track wells, road transitions didn't effect the tires, great in wet weather. I can push the bike a little harder through the turns with all more confidence than the stock tires
May 29, 2013
Have never had such a tire! Only hope the treadlife is as good as they claim. Beats my Dunlop Elite 3 for grip and comfort!
May 27, 2013
I practically lost the bike down the driveway just pushing it, there was such an improvement in rolling resistance. There was also a noticeabe improvement in ride comfort. I've never noticed either of those factors with new tires. Cornering seems a little stiff, but I got so used to the down-to-the-cord ride of my old tires, it's hard to compare. The price seemed good for a high quality tire. We'll see how the claims of treadlife hold up in about 10,000 miles, which is usually when I cord the rear tire.
May 20, 2013
Fabulous so far.....
Been riding "Dark side" for a few years due to cost and longevity factors. Many of my friends have now gone to the Michelin Commander II tires and encouraged me to give 'em a try. Sure happy with my decision so far. Performance is flawless, great traction, and, if the mileage holds up, an affordable product. I need to ride this tire a little more to come to a final conclusion but I really, really like what I've seen and felt so far.
May 20, 2013